arrowcase: John Calle  c. Elizabeth Hertford    p-link   Results Format: Summary Full

case detail
typeDefamation
date14 Dec. 1487
competitor suit
sourceLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065: 41r-41v, 42v
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depositions
1487-12-14: Hugh Pare, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present when Elizabeth Hertford defamed John Calle by calling him a cuckold and a thief, and that Calle`s reputation was harmed as a result.

1487-12-14: John Yon, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present when Elizabeth Hertford defamed John Calle by calling him a cuckold, a thief, and a wittol [a willing cuckold]. Agrees with previous witness, Hugh Pare, adding that he himself holds Calle in lesser regard until he proves his innocence.

1487-12-18: Richard Barton, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present when Elizabeth Hertford defamed John Calle by calling him a cuckold, a thief, and a wittol [a willing cuckold]. Agrees with previous witness, Hugh Pare, adding that he heard a man named Benne rebuke certain men for having breakfast in Calle`s house.